Swipes at China as Joe Biden and Japanese PM seek united front in Asia Pacific

In his first in-person summit since taking office, the US president hosts Yoshihide Suga as part of efforts to face down Beijing

Joe Biden has sought to present a united front with Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, to counter an increasingly assertive China as the US president held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office.

Biden hosted Suga for talks on Friday that offered the Democratic president a chance to work further on his pledge to revitalise US alliances that frayed under his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump.

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